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HNU MENTOR LECTURES AT ST. THERESA'S COLLEGE AND SOUTH WESTERN UNIVERSITY IN CEBU CITY

Upon the invitation of Mr. Jerome M. Katipunan, Vice President for Operations of Mutya Publishing House, Inc., Dr. Eddie R. Babor, the Director of HNU's Publication Office and former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, gave a talk on "Textbook – Workbook Writing Seminar for Concerned Teachers" at St. Theresa’s College in R. Aboitiz Street, Cebu City on September 07, 2008.

The seminar was participated in by the executives of various colleges and universities in Cebu City like University of the Visayas, University of the Philippines – Cebu College, University of San Jose – Recoletos, University of Cebu, Toledo College – De La Salle, Cebu International Distance Education College, among others. The primary participants were the members and officers of the Philippine Association For Teacher Education (PAFTE). Lead participants were Dr. Nenita V. Lapingcao, the Vice President for Academic Affairs of Cebu International Distance Education College and her assistant Dr. Judith C. Dabon, the Dean of College of St. Theresa's College.

In his talk, Dr. Babor emphasized the need of local authors pursuant to the mandates of the National Book Development Board, of which Dr. Babor is a registered author. Also, he shared to the audience all the rigors, skills, dedication, and determination of a concerned teacher to come to terms with producing a Filipino – made instructional material.

In another development, Dr. Babor was invited by Dr. Paul Sherwin A. Belciña, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Dr. Roland Bolso, the Chairman of the Social Science Department of South Western University, in Urgello St., Cebu City to talk in a Philosophy Symposium in SWU on October 12, 2008. The theme of the symposium was: "Philosophy: Live, Your Mind, Cast Your Fears, Stand on Your Existence."

The level II nursing students, who enrolled in the subject Philosophy of the Human Person, who numbered more than a thousand, participated in the symposium, including SWU's Philosophy professors.

In his lecture, Dr. Babor guided his audience to journey with him in the flight of human existence from the womb to the tomb in the ambit of philosophy. He reinforced his lecture by sharing to his audience the thoughts of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Nietzsche, down to the towering figures of philosophy especially in deconstruction, like Heidegger and Derrida, and in Postmodern philosophy like Lyotard, Baudrillard, Giddins, Lacan, Rorty, Foucault, Deleuze, Kristeva, among others.



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